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Friday Wrap #217: WaPo on Reddit, GIFS from data, AVEs persist, Mastodon grows, VR growth slows

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Facebook community moderation guidelines leaked—Materials used to train Facebook content moderators has leaked, exposing some troublesome guidelines that the company is struggling to explain. Among them, live-streamed suicide attempts are fine “as long as they are engaging with viewers and threats to kill more than five days in the future are not to be viewed as a high priority. The guidelines address child abuse, animal cruelty, nudity, and other sensitive issues,… Read More »

FIR Podcast #89: Learning Nothing at Penn State

For Immediate Release

Cross-posted from the FIR Podcast Network

Richard Binhammer and Gerard Braud join host Shel Holtz for a conversation on these topics:

  • Why hasn’t Penn State learned anything about crisis communications in the five years since the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal? They seem to be operating out of the same playbook following the death of a fraternity pledge.
  • More CEOs are being shown the door over ethical lapses. Why is this happening and is there anything communicators should be doing to prevent it (especially given some of the Global Alliance’s Melbourne Mandate and the Arthur W. Page Society’s Corporate Character… Read More »

Friday Wrap #216: MP3’s demise, influencers at risk, Medium exodus, CMO promotions, snark’s appeal

Friday Wrap #216I extract items for the Wrap from my link blog, which you’re welcome to follow. To make sure you never miss an issue, subscribe to my weekly email briefing.

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FCC votes to end net neutrality—The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 to open debate on a proposal to reverse the Title II designation used to enforce net neutrality and on whether the FCC should impose net neutrality rules through other mechanisms. The takeaway: Make your voice heard. Leave a comment on the FCC’s public comment page. Without net neutrality, the ability of small companies to compete against those who can pay for faster access will be… Read More »